Per the LA Times, Elon stated at the shareholder's meeting: A small number of Tesla Model S owners will have their cars updated for a test of hands-free driving by the end of the month, Elon Musk, chief executive of the electric car company, said at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting. In the first phase of autopilot development, Musk said, drivers will need to remain fully alert and ready to take over the driving. The feature is designed to alleviate part of the burden of driving from the driver but not replace the person at the controls. He said such a feature will be legal because the driver would remain responsible for control of the car and in the driver's seat. “This is not an abdication of responsibility for steering,” Musk said. But Tesla is aiming for a fully autonomous system in about three years. “There will be a fully operational autopilot with everything that is needed for someone to go to sleep and wake up at their destination,” Musk said. “But this is an extremely difficult engineering project.” Tesla would want a fully robotic car to be at least 10 times safer than a human driver before rolling it out, he said. Regulators would likely be even harder to convince, he said I can't wait. This is one of the major reasons I bought the car. I realize that "small number" = "anybody but me". Still, it is the first sign of timing of the rollout for auto-steering.